Intern, development of computational mechanics capabilities (m/f/d)

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Date: Nov 16, 2023

Location: Otterfing, DE, D-83624

Company: Ansys

Requisition #: 13392 


When visionary companies need to know how their world-changing ideas will perform, they close the gap between design and reality with Ansys simulation. For more than 50 years, Ansys software has enabled innovators across industries to push boundaries by using the predictive power of simulation. From sustainable transportation to advanced semiconductors, from satellite systems to life-saving medical devices, the next great leaps in human advancement will be powered by Ansys.


Take a leap of certainty … with Ansys.


Summary / Role Purpose 

This engineer will join as an Intern (m,f,d) in the Mechanical Business Unit.  


This position supports the development of our core computational mechanics capabilities. We are involved in the entire software life cycle, from research, planning, development, testing, documentation, and services. The intern will pursue tighter integration of the python programming language with our core computational mechanics physics engine (MAPDL), to allow users of the physics engine to extend and customize its behavior with the help of popular scientific python packages. In addition,the intern shall improve the architecture of our market-leading desktop application (Mechanical), which is written in C++, C#, javascript, and python. The intern may also help with pyAnsys, which brings our computational physics tools into the hands of python programmers.


This internship is a full time paid position for 6 months.

Key Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Learn the team’s software development processes and the problem domain. Develop software to improve specific areas. 

  • Diagnose and fix code problems. 

  • Deliver code and scripts that meet requirements on schedule. Ensure that code is efficient, scalable, maintainable, extensible, robust, and easy to understand. 

  • Create unit, regression and/or system-level tests to thoroughly validate new features or changes. 

  • Communicate clearly and work closely with manager, technical leads and other engineers to refine solutions and to describe changes that may affect others. 

  • Learn and follow best practices in software engineering. 


Minimum Education/Certification Requirements and Experience 

  • Pursing a bachelors degree in Computer Science, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or a related field 

  • Proficiency in C++ or Python 

  • Software development principals (git, unit testing, CICD) 

  • Knowledge of the Linux operating system 

  • Strong background in data structures, algorithms, and debugging 

  • Ability to learn quickly and work closely with others 

  • Interest in learning outside of his/her comfort zone. 


Preferred Qualifications and Skills 

Knowledge of the following areas are a plus: 

  • Commercial software development, including build and test automation 

  • Understanding of solid mechanics or fluids mechanics 

  • Development, debugging and optimization of systems 

  • Understanding of cloud (docker, Kubernetes, etc) 


At Ansys, we know that changing the world takes vision, skill, and each other. We fuel new ideas, build relationships, and help each other realize our greatest potential in the knowledge that every day is an opportunity to observe, teach, inspire, and be inspired. Together as One Ansys, we are powering innovation that drives human advancement.


Our Commitments:

  • Amaze with innovative products and solutions
  • Make our customers incredibly successful
  • Act with integrity
  • Ensure employees thrive and shareholders prosper

Our Values:

  • Adaptability: Be open, welcome what’s next
  • Courage: Be courageous, move forward passionately
  • Generosity: Be generous, share, listen, serve
  • Authenticity: Be you, make us stronger


Our Actions:

  • We commit to audacious goals
  • We work seamlessly as a team
  • We demonstrate mastery
  • We deliver outstanding results


We believe diverse thinking leads to better outcomes. We are committed to creating and nurturing a workplace that fuels this by welcoming people, no matter their background, identity, or experience, to a workplace where they are valued and where diversity, inclusion, equity, and belonging thrive.


At Ansys, you will find yourself among the sharpest minds and most visionary leaders across the globe. Collectively we strive to change the world with innovative technology and transformational solutions. With a prestigious reputation in working with well-known, world-class companies, standards at Ansys are high – met by those willing to rise to the occasion and meet those challenges head on. Our team is passionate about pushing the limits of world-class simulation technology, empowering our customers to turn their design concepts into successful, innovative products faster and at a lower cost.


At Ansys, it’s about the learning, the discovery, and the collaboration. It’s about the “what’s next” as much as the “mission accomplished.” And it’s about the melding of disciplined intellect with strategic direction and results that have, can, and do impact real people in real ways. All this is forged within a working environment built on respect, autonomy, and ethics.

Ansys is an S&P 500 company and a member of the NASDAQ-100. We are proud to have been recognized for the following more recent awards, although our list goes on: America’s Most Loved Workplaces, Gold Stevie Award Winner, America’s Most Responsible Companies, Fast Company World Changing Ideas, Great Place to Work Certified (China, Greece, France, India, Japan, Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, U.K.).

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Ansys is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.
Ansys does not accept unsolicited referrals for vacancies, and any unsolicited referral will become the property of Ansys. Upon hire, no fee will be owed to the agency, person, or entity.

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